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Ruby Arlene (Murphy) Shairrick

September 12, 1923 ~ May 7, 2018 (age 94)

Ruby Arlene Murphy Shairrick, 94, of Crossett, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018.  She was born in Union County, AR to her parents, Davis and Evie Murphy.  She and her eight siblings grew up working on the family farm picking vegetables and cotton. At the age of 18, Ruby was swept off her feet by a young gentleman by the name of Monroe Shairrick and soon secretly eloped. 

She loved her title as wife and mother to six children and assumed the role as the God loving matriarch for her family.  She was a member of Freedom Ministries and enjoyed cooking, working in her flower gardens, reading her bible, and spending time with her family who she loved dearly, but her greatest love was for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Monroe Shairrick; one daughter, Becky “Sissy” Henry; one grandson, Rick Shairrick; three brothers, Harold, Bill, and Joe Murphy; and one sister, Hazel Roberts.

Survivors include four sons, Larry Shairrick of Camden, Don Shairrick and wife, Sherma, of Benton, Brent Shairrick and wife, Jan, of Crossett, and Joe Shairrick and wife, Debbie, of Hamburg; one daughter, Rhonda Hein of Crossett; one son-in-law, Bobby Henry; two brothers, Troy Murphy of Urbana, and Gene Murphy and wife, Shirley, of Bossier City, LA; two sisters, Nelda Wooten of Smackover, and Patsy Rodgers of El Dorado;  ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a special caregiver and friend, Judy Ricks; along with a host of other family and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 10th at the Green Grove Cemetery near Urbana, AR with Bro. Charlie Murphy, and Bro. Casey Peterson officiating.  Pallbearers are Billy Shairrick, Michael Shairrick, Conley Shairrick, Riley Culp, Ethan Culp, and Bobby Travis.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9th at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital or the Arkansas Childrens Hospital.

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